For many people the thought of finding an ideal overseas assignment and then relocating abroad for a few years is a dream.For a few people that dream actually becomes a reality.So whats the difference between those who dream about making it happen and those who actually find work abroad and experience a whole new exciting lifestyle away from home?Application thats what!Application in the form of applying oneself to the task of finding suitable "work abroad" , and application in the form of the CV, resume and covering letter sent to suitable employers and recruitment agenciesApplying yourself: -If you want something in life, experience should tell you that you have to go out there and get it for yourself. Opportunity seldom knocks on the door quick enough for any of us; therefore if you dream of working abroad you need to start looking for suitable vacancies in your overseas location of choice.If you speak a foreign language you might be drawn to countries where they speak that language because you will have an obvious advantage over other overseas candidates. If on the other hand speaking English is your only linguistic skill you should either look at opportunities in English speaking countries or target countries like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where the business language is English and where there are a plethora of job vacancies.Whichever country you settle on you can use the internet to search for employment offers, recruitment agencies and potentially suitable employers based in that country, and you can then begin contacting them one by one.Making an application: -To get anywhere in life it is sometimes necessary to put yourself forward and if youre looking for work overseas youre going to have to put yourself forward to be noticed in the form of an online application or CV/resume and covering letter. Because your CV will be your initial contact with any recruiter it has to represent you in the best possible light possible.This means that your resume and covering letter have to be well written; if youre applying in a language other than your mother tongue you should consider paying for a professional translation to be done because recruiters hate receiving poorly put together job applications. In their view someone who cannot be bothered to make the maximum effort with their personal CV probably cannot be bothered to do a good job full stop and are therefore hardly worth considering for employment. Therefore it is up to you to put together the most well written, compelling and interesting application for employment possible.Dont fill out your CV or covering letter with lots of flowery embellishment, be succinct and to the point. You should illustrate why you think should be considered for employment with examples of relevant experience you have and you should ensure you supply details of qualifications you have, referees who can supply personal and employment references and you should include all your personal contact information.Finally, having targeted employers and recruitment agencies and having made the best application for employment possible, you should follow up your application and remain proactive and relentless in your search for that ideal overseas assignment. After all, only those who live their dreams have a chance of true fulfilment.
Although money shouldnt be the most important factor in career decisions, it has a big impact on our lives. How much money we earn will dictate where we live, where we vacation, the lifestyle we enjoy, and how and when we will retire.When you work for someone else, you have a limited amount of control over your salary. You negotiate your starting salary and then you are given increases at management's discretion for annual reviews and promotions. Do you want more control over your salary? By understanding and increasing the value you provide to your organization, you have the ability to increase the amount of money you can earn.Here are five ways to start increasing the value you provide to the organization and ultimately, the salary that you earn.1. Specialize in a new area. Research upcoming trends in your industry or find an area of weakness in your organization and establish yourself as the expert. It may require additional education, training or certifications, but if you are the go-to person for all related matters, you become an indispensable asset.2. Make a direct impact on the bottom line. The sole purpose of every company is to generate a profit. Suggest a new way to service your existing customer base to create a new income stream. If you do not work directly in a revenue producing area of business, implement new practices that will save the company money. Calculate the impact you have on the bottom line and your value will be evident.3. Be professional at all times. Although it sounds like a no-brainer, it can be easy to get caught up in office politics. Rise above the pettiness that can occur when a group of coworkers spend more time with each other than they do with their own families. Negative attitudes can significantly lower the production of a group. Participating in trivial activities can impact your annual raises and limits your opportunities for advancement.4. Do something different. The danger of having a routine is that you rarely leave your comfort zone. Playing it safe doesnt produce the WOW effect. Expand your focus and start taking calculated risks to drastically increase your results. Dont be afraid to speak up in meetings with new and different ideas that will bring a fresh approach to achieving organizational goals.5. Know your market value. It's important to keep abreast of changes in the market. Become familiar with tools and websites that provide updated salary data, know what the competition is paying, and understand your companys compensation policies. Armed with this information, you will be better equipped to negotiate annual and promotional salary adjustments.Salary is a complicated subject. Getting paid more money isnt something that can be accomplished overnight. Most organizations have a budget for salary increases that is divided among eligible employees. Put yourself in managements shoes for a minute. Is the value you provide to the company worth more or less than your colleagues? Once you take the emotional piece out of the salary equation, you can objectively create a plan to start getting paid what you are truly worth. 2006 Jill Frank. All Rights Reserved.
Chronic stress over a period of time may make you feel totally helpless and unable to cope up with demands of life. This can cause burn out. When in a job, you feel that you are overburdened, and under appreciated, that the demands of the job are increasing and despite all your efforts you are not able to manage the work and get blames for not performing, stress becomes chronic and one loses interest in work and many other activities in life. This is burn out. Absolute helplessness is experienced during burn out and one finds that one can simply not continue.Burn out can not only cause mental problems such as depression but also affect you physically. Body slowly gives in under the stress and this creates a vicious circle. What can be done if you are facing burn out? First of all, one must know that one is facing burn out. Constant irritation, depression, feelings of helplessness etc. can give a hint to what is happening. Along with that body may give signs such as headache, fatigue etc. Consult a medical professional about your body symptoms and discuss about burn out. once you know that you are facing burn out, it become easier to fight it.The first need is to preserve yourself. If the job demand does not reduce, talk to your superiors about that. Reduce work load and redesign goals so that stress reduces. Begin socializing more and relax as much as possible. Begin going in natural surroundings and talk with friends and colleagues about your situation. Their togetherness in this condition will be vital to fight burn out.Sometimes, we find it difficult to say no, and keep taking more responsibilities because we don't want to make any body feel bad. In the process, we develop frustration and despite all our effort are not able to satisfy anyone. This causes more irritation and stress, and ultimately one begins feeling hopeless about everything. Unappreciated and misunderstood. If you are such a kind of person, watch for the signs of burn out carefully.
First of all, let us see why do we get paid for taking online surveys? Paid survey companies do conduct researches in the field of marketing on behalf of their clients for analyzing consumers attitude and interest towards a particular product or service. The "online surveys" help in acquiring the valuable feedback from consumers and offer them cash and prizes in return to their time spent on taking surveys and giving out opinions. There are even companies which offer you sample products and pay to conduct evaluation of certain products.After understanding the concept of why do they pay the consumers, we can now discuss about how much money can a person make out of taking online paid surveys?The earning potential of a person who is taking online paid surveys depends on how frequently he gets surveys, type of surveys and the time spent on completing them. All these facts depend on the companys needs. Normally, it takes anywhere between 10 minutes to one hour to complete an online survey which purely depends on number of questions to be answered. The compensation for a paid survey ranges from $1 to $50 or more for each and ever survey being completed. Some paid online survey companies provide the consumers who take surveys with points which can be redeemed for cash or prize after a cut off mark normally by making 1000 points minimum which will equal to $50 minimum to exchange with cash or prize, some may ask to enter sweepstakes for cash or prizes. Certain surveys are offered to only focus groups who are specialized in the field of the survey to be taken which will take more time than the normal survey and also offer more pay than the normal ones. The next step is to have knowledge of what should one expect from online paid surveys and know when it is happening?When the agency that conducts online paid surveys, is in need of your opinions on a specific product, service or a new concept it will then notify you by e-mail with a set of questionnaires. The link given in the email will list for the surveys you are entitled for, the points you can earn after successful completion of the survey. Most of the surveys will have screening questions to find out if you are eligible to take the survey as it might be according to the factors like age, gender and income. if you arent not eligible to take the survey, you will be offered minimum points or entry to sweepstakes.To get maximum number of surveys one can enroll with two or more online paid survey companies rather than sticking with only one as this increases the flow of surveys. By filling up profile surveys the research companies learn a lot about you so give you the surveys, which would suit your educational, background, income, age and gender. Although profile surveys are not paid, it increases your presence. This will also give an impression of a committed survey taker. The free online paid surveys are recommended than the paid online surveys, as there is no risk involved regarding the genuineness of the company offering surveys. Finally it is very important to have a unique account where the money will be deposited.
Why do we fall for these things time after time and why are some people getting rich from these schemes at the expense of broken dreams and life changing decisions for the worse? In the next several paragraphs I want to warn you about these so called part time jobs lies.First, before I lose people, there is such thing as a legitimate "part time jobs" but compared to the vast majority of these so call opportunities they are very few and rather far between. I mean sure there are people that because of the internet can carry on their job remotely from the location of their choice, but this is a far cry from the claims of many of these scams that offer you wads of cash for a couple hours of work per day and with no experience or training required. This is absolutely ridiculous if you think about it and that is the problem people would rather believe lies than face the cold hard truth that you have to work hard for a living.Second beware of multi level marketing claims. They will claim that they are not a pyramidal system, which is illegal, but they are for the most part. They will talk to you about passive income all from saving you and your friends lots of money on products that are available to you at reduced rates. They will guarantee you a certain level of income with a specific number of team members. They will give you a reasonable time period for which this can all be accomplished. Basically what they are doing is feeding you a lot of bull about their once in a lifetime part time jobs.Now I want to make it very clear that this is the vast majority, which means that there are legitimate chances to make a decent income while at home and on your own schedule but you must be ready to work hard and you have to be good at what ever you do. This will inevitably mean that there is a learning curve to any part time jobs, and that the rewards will increase according to the amount of effort that you expend. The saying good things are worth waiting for cant be more true than when applied to the legitimate chance to make an income in the comforts of your own home.